Church vandalised with Red paint in Lucca
Unknown perpetrators targeted the side entrance of the Basilica of San Paolino in Lucca with red paint. The parish priest Don Lucio Malanca told the newspaper "La Nazione" that they have experienced of repeated acts of vandalism. He said: "Unfortunately, this is not even the most serious act of vandalism suffered by our Lucchese churches and monuments in the historic centre".
The parish priest, Don Lucio Malanca said: "The area of the alley is exposed to these actions as it is a very narrow street, at the edge of the church of San Paolino. I immediately called an expert technician to assess the type of paint used, and then the possibilities of intervening for a thorough cleaning. We are faced with acts that testify to the lack of a culture capable of understanding the value of the building targeted and also the cost necessary for a cleaning operation. In this case, they acted knowingly. Unfortunately, this is not even the most serious act of vandalism suffered by our Lucchese churches and monuments in the historic centre".
Photo: La Nazione